Finally, I have managed to make myself take pictures. This is the diorama I've been talking about, took me 2 days, but if I were to just count the time I spent building it, about 9 hours or so. I also used a lamp for added lighting, for some reason all my pictures I've taken are yellow and dark.
About this creation
If you look here, you'll see some very nice rocks growing! Aren't they just beautiful? I couldn't add all the tan, green and brown pieces as I had anticipated, so I just went with grey. It actually turned out better than I thought, well better than I thought it would with the grey.
The pond, with nice brown water! I actually didn't notice the water looked brown until after I took the pictures. Maybe the pond tapped into an underground sewage line?
Mushroom from the Hagrid's Hut set. That set had some really neat parts. I got 2, but returned the other. Now I wish I had kept it!
Just another shot, same as the first one, but a different angle.
The blacksmith shops waterwheel. This was a last minute addition, so it didn't really turn out as I had hoped. I bought lots of 2x2 blue tiles at the Lego shop in Orlando FL. I had hoped to have a stream running parallel with the BURPs (Big Ugly Rock Piece), but I couldn't find the bricks :/